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Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm PST
. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. >> woodruff: mcdonnell first gained national attention for his 18-point victory in virginia's 2009 gubernatorial campaign. months later he delivered the republican response to the president's state of the union address. >> today, the federal government is simply trying to do too much. >> woodruff: his political stock rose even higher in 2012 when he found himself on mitt romney's short list for a vice presidential running mate. now mcdonnell's focus is solely on his legal battle with an arraignment scheduled for friday. we take a closer look at the charges against mcdonnell with rosalind helderman. she's been covering the story for the "washington post." thank you for joining us. r organize s helderman, tell us exactly what are the kinds of charges the government has leveled against the former governor and his wife. >> it's a very extensive indictment. it's 14 counts in all against both the governor and his wife. there ar
SFGTV
Jan 19, 2014 12:30am PST
contradicted mr. williams testimony. no one. the violation of this condition is sufficient grounds for you to deny the project in its entirety. if we think it's okay to give a wink and a nod developers who ignore planning commission requirements especially ones who speak to neighborhood concerns, then efr developer is going to ignore these requirements. having said this, the -- marsh nonetheless -- condition k requires to stop construction at 4:00 p.m. monday through friday. mr. rut acres stated to miss brian that he believes the marsh is not active. this is probably why he addressed the merchants association over the holidays and asked them to write a letter in support of the 6:00 p.m. stop of the construction work. by e-mail of january 1st, wrote to miss wise man and said we have written the developer and let him know that we could not support his request. even the exterior hours. that's a 50-hour workweek. university employees are going to be working longer than that. i forgot, the developer hasn't made a former commitment to hire union labor. in any case he's entitle to a 9-hou
SFGTV
Jan 16, 2014 6:30am PST
. before i address the findings and conditions i want to address the point mr. williams stated at the last hearing. he was required, notten encouraged, required to appoint in writing a community liaison office prior to issuance of the permit before the issuance of the permit. so before. appointing himself after permit issuance is insufficient for the developer to remedy this violation. the whole point on that condition to encourage neighbors within the mark which he also didn't do was to begin before permit issuance. no one contradicted mr. williams testimony. no one. the violation of this condition is sufficient grounds for you to deny the project in its entirety. if we think it's okay to give a wink and a nod developers who ignore planning commission requirements especially ones who speak to neighborhood concerns, then efr developer is going to ignore these requirements. having said this, the -- marsh nonetheless -- condition k requires to stop construction at 4:00 p.m. monday through friday. mr. rut acres stated to miss brian that he believes the marsh is not active. this is probably wh
CNN
Jan 21, 2014 4:00pm PST
gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. no contract, loan, grant, funding, legislation, budget appropriation, regulation, border commission assignment, or any other official state benefit. i never promised or attempted to influence anyone to give mr. williams or his company any official state benefits. i did not try to hide or deceive anyone about my friendship with mr. williams. two independent and nonpolitical investigations have confirmed that mr. williams and star scientific received nothing from the state. and not one penny of taxpayer money went to him or to star scientific during our administration. not one penny. s
CNN
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. no contract, loan, grant, funding, legislation, budget appropriation, regulation, border commission assignment, or any other official state benefit. i never promised or attempted to influence anyone to give mr. williams or his company any official state benefits. i did not try to hide or deceive anyone about my friendship with mr. williams. two independent and nonpolitical investigations have confirmed that mr. williams and star scientific received nothing from the state. and not one penny of taxpayer money went to him or to star scientific during our administration. not one penny. star s
CNN
Jan 21, 2014 8:00pm PST
scientific. while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. no contract, loan, grant, funding, legislation, budget appropriation, regulation, border commission assignment, or any other official state benefit. i never promised or attempted to influence anyone to give mr. williams or his company any official state benefits. i did not try to hide or deceive anyone about my friendship with mr. williams. two independent and nonpolitical investigations have confirmed that mr. williams and star scientific received nothing from the state. and not one penny of taxpayer money went to him or to star scie
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 8:00pm PST
these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting the these illegal gifts and loans. however, i repeat, again, emphatically, that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind for me or from my administration. >> joining me now, julian walker who covers state politics, he's been covering this story. julian, i'm a little curious as to what precisely the governor and his wife's contention is about the allegations here. because it seems that some of the facts stipulated in the complaint are agreed to by both the u.s. attorney's office and the governor. the gifts, the gifts they returned, the loans they took and repaid. and some to be contested. do you have a sense of what basically the governor and his wife admit to and what they contest? >> i think it's two things. i thin
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 3:00am PST
approved by the fda. >> while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loan. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. >> the 43-page indictment includes a glimpse into the mcdonnell household and the financial pressures they faced. moron reached out to williams for help purchasing an inauguration dress. according to an e-mail, she became enraged at a staffer, "i need to talk to you about inaugural clothing budget. i need answers and bob is screaming about the thousands i'm charging up in credit card debt. we are broke." the mcdonnells are scheduled to be arraigned this friday and face a maximum of 30 years in prison. joining us, part of the team c
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 2:30am PST
regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe is his personal friendship and generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind for me or from my administration. >> the 43 page indictment includes a glimpse into the mcdonald household and the financial pressures they were facing. the wife reached out to williams for help purchasing an inauguration dress and she became enraged at a staffer who tried to persuade her not to accept the gift writing, i need to talk to you about inaugural clothing budget. i need answers and bob is scream bgt thousands i'm charging up in credit card debt. we're broke. we have credit card debt already and this inaugural is killing us. now in that instance, she did not accept the gift but asked for a
SFGTV
Jan 17, 2014 4:30pm PST
. i have a provisions of the code here. it will be exactly what mr. williams handed forward. there is no differentiation between what he has provided you and what we have provided you. what he cited in the reference has nothing to do based on public health and safety. >> why did you leave it out? >> i was limited to 3 pages, double space. >> you could have left dots there. >> my apologies. i hope you will take a closer look at it. >> i will take that. thanks. >> thank you very much. >> so at the december 11th hearing, one of the actions was to remove to begin the process to remove to top floor of the project. unfortunately the findings before you today and the issue i'm interested in today is that those findings are unacceptable and do not satisfy this code section. it deals with code and safety and different from planning code issues. what exactly did the public health and safety have to do with land use policies and land use issues? let's start with the public safety aspect. we have a building code. the building code is an extremely important part of san francisco. we want buildings
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 1:00pm PST
use of mr. williams ferrari. cameron fry is so jealous. last night responding to the indictment or the delusionally long list of stuff he thought he could get away with, the former governor was defiant. >> while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these have been returned and repaid with interest. i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. >> joining me now is ryan grim and michael steel. ryan, let's start with this goody bag. i don't think a bag is big enough to fit everything governor mcdonnell got. the brazenness, the shamelessness of this behavior is breathtaking. in this day and age, i think it is hard to take away the american public's breath. on june 1st 2011, he purchased 6,000 shares of star scientific. she spoke glowingly of that company at a promotional event. did ethics never appear on their screen? >> ethics appeared because she knew at the end of year she had to make an ethics filing, so he reached out to her broker to
NBC
Jan 21, 2014 5:30pm PST
done with regard to my relationship with mr. williams or his company, star scientific, to give any kind of special benefits to him or his company. >> reporter: tonight mcdonnell says he's done nothing wrong. >> i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange or the what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. >> reporter: but federal prosecutors say the governor and mrs. mcdonnell used the prestige of their positions to try to help the company. the mcdonnells appear in federal court later this week, and say they'll plead not guilty. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >>> we're back in a moment with the billion dollar challenge issued today by one of the richest men on the planet. >>> the white house announced today president obama will hold his first ever meeting with pope francis at the vatican. they'll discuss fighting poverty and income inequality. it's part of a european swing in late march that will also take the president to the netherlands and belgium. >>> bad news for wichita, kansas tonight, where they make learjets, among other things. the canadian
SFGTV
Jan 17, 2014 10:00pm PST
agree for continuance, mr. williams client is miss wendy chang. we sent out for application on february 1st, to have the application meeting on february 16th. february 15th ms. wendy chang called and i talked to her. on february 16th, during the application meeting, miss judy lee came and represented randy chang. and we talked about one hour 1 hour one 1 hour at the site and i explained everything to her. and at the same time, she chose me to her son on the building next door. about 1 hour, the topic is going around the window next to us. so, she request me to talk to my client to see if we can do something to preserve those windows. so, on september, we delivered a set of plan with modification to lower the building to create a setback way from the window deliver to her office. since she is represented wendy chang and her son. we sent to her office and follow up call to her. after that, she did not respond to me until last week. mr. williams say, he represents ms. window wendy chang. he did not have enough time to prepare. this is before the application meeting. i don't think it's fair
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 7:00am PST
wrong. >> while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i repeat again, emphatically, that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised at mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. >> the indictment includes the details of that long gift list, from designer dresses, golf clubs, iphones, a silver engraved rolex. it includes a shopping trip in new york for mrs. mcdonnell, where the former ceo of star scientific spent $11,000 on her out oscar de la ren that, $5,000 at louis vuitton. let me bring in our company, anna palmer, alex, political correspondent for the national journal. good morning. >> good morning. >> alex, you heard what the former governor said, he said he used poor judgment but didn't do anything illegal. now look, neither one of us is a lawyer, but is the question here the line between what's ethically wrong and wha
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 9:00am PST
deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal. >> also today, governor chris christie begins his second term. one concern republican leaders have, though, how the controversy surrounding the christie administration are hurting the republican party. now a former ally says christie should step down as a head of the republican governor's association. >> i think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role. he does not serve the goals of that organization by staying as chairman. that doesn't mean any of the parties otherwise, it doesn't matter. perception is reality. >>> plus, the one-two punch. the snow is going sideways. thousands of flights cancelled. now the deep freeze is here. how long will it last? well, first off for you, when virginia elected bob mcdonnell governor in 2009, a star was born. he was tapped to deliver the state of the union response to presiden
SFGTV
Jan 16, 2014 7:00am PST
govd code section 655985 that mr. williams mentions. mr. genius recited j 1 about health and safety. but those criteria do not apply here. section 65589.5 j says as you've heard and you see in front of you when a proposed housing development project complies with applicable objective general plan and zoning standards and criteria including design review standards and effect at the time. and then, if it complies, then other conditions may come to bear, but it does not comply. and your findings say it does not comply. if state law had planted all local authority to design and reduce housing projects except for the case of health and welfare, it would be front page news. the case that mr. genius referenced in southern california, this -- there were no findings made. i'm sure the attorney will direct the board on that new law if that in fact were the case. i hope that the board will be clear that those criteria that he listed about health and safety do not apply in this situation. thank you very much. >> hello, my name is barbara geshg. i'm a long time resident in san francisco. i just
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 3:00pm PST
accepting legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of which have been repaid with interest. and have i apologized for my poor judgment for which i take full responsibility. however, i repeat emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe is his personal generosity and friendship. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or my administration. dana, this guy was in the elite of the republican party. give me a -- give me your kind of graph on the fall from where he was to where he are today. >> well, supposedly, the former governor is going to come out at 7:00 and tell us a little more in his own words. i think he seemed to, as is often in these cases, seemed to be impressed with his own invincibility. he believed his own press. and that's often what happens in these cases. you feel you can get away with anything. you know, a little $15,000 for the daughter's wedding here, a rolex watch here. none of it amounted to anything huge in his mind, one presumes. and it is true that
FOX News
Jan 21, 2014 3:00pm PST
, i deeply regret accepting legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of which have been repaid with interest and i have apologized for my poor judgment, for which i take full responsibility. however, i repeat emphatically, i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal generosity and friendship. i never promised and mr. will m mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or my administration. we did not violate the law. joining me now to discuss this case, the host of on the record, greta van susteren. good evening. i have been looking over this detailed indictment. 14 counts. it seems pretty serious. >> well, you know, if i were the defense lawyer, i would feel sick in the pit of my stomach having read this. this is just one side, just the government's version, however it's very detailed in what they say the governor's wife did, which is accept a number of gifts. the gifts are quite extraordinary. whether it's lending a ferrari to the governor or a rolex watch or trips or designer dresses. there
CNN
Jan 22, 2014 1:00am PST
never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. no contract, loan, grant, funding, legislation, budget appropriation, regulation, border commission assignment or any other official state benefit. and not one penny of taxpayer money went to hip or to star scientific during our administration. not one penny. >> mcdonnell said they're guilty of unjust overreach. >>> this morning, chris christie is getting new advice about his future from a republican bigwig who says maybe it's time for the governor to step back from his national ambitions. ken cuccinelli tells cnn's "cross fire" he thinks christie should give up his role as chairman of the republican committee and focus on fixing his reputation at home. >> i think just from the perspective of setting this aside in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role. he does not serve the goals of that information by staying as chairman. every governor does better by setting everything else aside. if the goal is to be the best governor you
FOX News
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
, again, emphatically, that i did nothing illegal or mr. williams, exin change for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or my from my administration. >> joining us, our political panel, the hill's a.b. stoddard. political director rick klein and before we get to the governor. middle of the show during the first part of the show we had to evacuate the set, shepard smith had to take over. nice to see you outside in the lobby. >> luckily no fire. >> rick klein's second time this has happened as a guest over here at fox. aside from that, we are all back. let me start with you a.b., governor mcdonnell? >> it's a remarkable story. if you read the indictment and you learn just what hoists and decisions the governor and his wife made, even if they perceived it, they never received anything illegal or did anything illegal on behalf of johnny williams ahead of scientific it all beginsen othe first page when you learn that the governor actually requested the use o
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 4:00am PST
meant as a way to curry favor. >> i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange what i believed was his personal friendship and generosity. >> prosecutors say mcdonald's kwief asked williams to take her on a shopping spree in new york. he spent $20,000 buying her designer dresses. she asked for a $50,000 loan and $15,000 to cover catering at her daughter's wedding. the charges say the former governor persuaded williams to make a $50,000 loan to a business coown on top of golf outings, vacations and a personally inscribed rolex watch. virginia lawmakers are speaking out. >> i certainly believe in the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. it's a sad day for the common weather. >> this is a good man. >> i'm not a lawyer, but i just have doubts as the strength of the federal case. >> the mcdonnells are expected to enter a not guilty plea. they could face prison time and hefty fines. >> let's take you to new jersey. it was supposed to be a day of celebration for chris christie. polling suggesting the scandals are taking their toll. the americans are equally divided on whether
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 12:00pm EST
, governor mcdonnell insisted he is guilty of poor judgment, not a crime. >> i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. >> reporter: federal prosecutors shambling dodge and his wife -- say mcdonnell afternoon his wife received gifts and loans from one person, johnny william, a former ceo of star scientific, a manufacturer of dietary supplements. the money started to flow soon after 2009. according to an indictment, williams gave him and his wife free nights on his private jet, and shopping sprees worth tens of millions of dollars. williams even paid for the combat at thing at the governor's daughter's -- for the catering at the governor's daughter's wedding. in exchange, the indictment says the first couple performed on an an as-needed basis to obtain studies for star scientific projects. it wasn't that long ago that mcdonnell was considered a rising republican star, and possible candidate in 2016 for president. >> governor mcdonnell and his wife are scheduled to make their first appearance in
SFGTV
Jan 15, 2014 8:00pm PST
cleared and have the structure removed thank you very much >> thank you, mr. williams. is there any more any public comment? before i close. ma'am, secretary i believe i see none >> okay. >> is it true city attorney is it okay to talk about the aspect of the safety and give direction to the department our wishes is that a separate item to be discussed. george from the city attorney's office. i think the commissioner can express desires about how the site will be best protected but it's the directors jurisdiction to address the situation and how fast >> commissioner walker wants to weigh in. >> i think as i said the securing the site and safety is what all of our priorities are. i want to applaud the director for handling this so far and i have full confidence you'll do the right thing on this property. it's your call. the commission is concerned about this as you've heard. i heard from a lot of folks i respect i worked on seismic issues in the department and i think that the neighbors and everyone that's heard about this deserves to have confidence it won't get worse and it's secure so -
CBS
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
wrongfully attacked. while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. >> prosecutors say the mcdonnells worked to lend the prestige of the governor's office to help jonnie williams' struggling firm which sold dietary is up mentales. mcdonnell is the first -- supplements. mcdonnell is the first virginia governor ever to face criminal charges. the state legislature should move to close any of the gray areas that helped lead to this 14 count indictment some say. >> we do need to insure that there's more transparency and a clearer set of rules for all virginia elected officials. >> while mcdonnell insisted he did nothing wrong, prosecutors say the governor attended events for jonnie williams on his behalf, provided access to top state officials and allowed the state mansion to be used for a launch party for williams' company. they also accused virginia's first lady of lying to investigators. >>> democrat jennifer wexton won today's special election for virginia's 33rd senate district. it includes port
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 2:00am PST
interest and that they were not ment as a way to curry favor. >> i did nothing illegal for mr. williams, in exchange for what i believe was personal friendship and generosity. >> all right. prosecutors say mcdonald's wife asked williams to take her on a shopping spree in new york three years ago. he spent almost $20,000 buying her designer dresses. the government says she also asked him for a $50,000 loan. and to pay $15,000 to cover catering at her daughter's wedding. the charges say the former governor persuaded williams to make a $50,000 loan to a business he co-owned. prosecutors say that's on top of golf outings, vacations and personally inscribed rolex watch. virginia lawmakers, well, they are speaking out. >> i'm certainly believing in the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. it is a sad day for the commonwealth. >> this is not a corrupt man. this is a good man. i'm not a lawyer. i just really have my doubts as to the strength of the federal case. >> the mcdonalds are expected to enter a not guilty plea in court later this week. if convicted, they could face prison time and
NBC
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
service has been wrongfully attacked. i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. >> reporter: the 43-page indictment tracks in painstaking detail the relationship between the mcdonnells and johnnie williams, the former ceo of star scientific. prosecutors say by 2011, the first family had received more than $135,000 in gifts and loans from the businessman. in return, prosecutors alleged mcdonnell tried to promote a star scientific supplement. this was the e-mail just before mcdonnell's inauguration from maureen to williams. "i need to talk to you about inaugural clothing budget. i need answers and bob is screaming about the thousands i'm charging in credit card debt. we are broke." soon after the indictment reports there was a new york city shopping spree for the first lady. prosecutors write jw paid for the entire shopping trip at oscar de la renta, at louis vuitton, at bergdorf bergman. a rolex watch and rounds of golf for him and his sons. e-mails that read thanks so much f
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 6:00pm PST
for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. i will use every available resource and advocate that i have for as long as it takes to fight and prevail against these false allegations and the unjust overreach of the federal government. there's no way for me to fully convey how much i appreciate the ongoing steadfast support and encouragement that i have received over the many months, including today, from family, from friends, and from people who i have worked with for 37 years in public life. so i thank them tonight, in giving me the support during the most difficult and unexpected ordeal of my life. my family and i are most grateful. >> if these charges are proven, governor bob mcdonnell is looking potentially at decades in prison and more than $1 million in fines. but, just one last note here on the perspective. bob mcdonnell was inaugurated governor of virginia four years ago this month. the two american governors who were first inaugurated four years ago this month, the only two governors who were first elected in that unusual
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 9:00pm PST
saying that not only are they going to question the credibility of mr. williams, which i think everyone was expecting, but also another witness, who's referred to only by her initials, the first lady's chief of staff. they're going to be questioning her credibility as well. >> wow. wow. amazing stuff. rosalind helderman, groundbreaking reporter on this story for "the washington post." you've been very much ahead of the pack, you and your colleagues at the pack all along covering this story. congratulations on having led on this story that now everybody else is catching up to. it's good to have you here. >> thank you, i appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> all right, we've got lots more ahead, including another eventful day for the other republican governor elected in 2009, new jersey's chris christie. there's a lot to get to tonight. stay with us. with three types of good bacteria. i should probably take this. live the regular life. phillips'. (voseeker of the sublime.ro. you can separate runway ridiculousness... from fashion that flies off the shelves. and you...rent from national
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Jan 22, 2014 8:00am PST
regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i have apologized for my poor judgment, and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal. >> meantime, in new jersey, chris christie was sporn into office yesterday amid a state investigation of lane closures at the george washington bridge and new questions about the use of aid money from superstorm sandy. last night, interestingly enough, former virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli called for christie to resign as head of the republican governors' association. >> i think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role. he does not serve the goals of that organization by staying as chairman. and that doesn't mean any of the charges, political or otherwise, are substantiative or not, it doesn't matter. perception is reality. >> let's dig deeper into the bob mcdonnell indictment. we bring in
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2014 6:00am EST
. williams recommended that, justice, you might enjoy the opportunity in this situation to ask mr. williams a question. >> [laughter] i hope when you can do is use your influence. can you keep the professional journalists at work in the supreme court? >> i certainly hope so. as one, i would like to continue doing it. the news media is changing rapidly. where people get their information is changing so fast. i learned the other day, we have a website, nbcnews.com. most people find stories on that website not by going to it, but i what is passed along to them by their friends in social media, or what they find in a blog. what we find more and more is our audience is not coming to us, we have to go to our audience. those of you in this room, you probably do not watch television or read a newspaper as much as justice breyer and i did when we were growing up. the news media are changing because of that. what we cover, government, the supreme court, is till tremendously important, still an enormous amount of interest. one last anecdote. when the supreme court decided the case, the website scotusblo
CNN
Jan 22, 2014 2:00am PST
he did nothing illegal. >> i never promised, and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me, or from my administration. no contract, loan, grant, funding, legislation, budget appropriation. regulation, border commission assignment, or any other official state benefit. and not one penny of taxpayer money went to him or to star scientific during our administration. not one penny. >> mcdonnell claims prosecutors are guilty of what he called unjust overreach. he said he will be vicinity indicated at trial. >>> this morning, chris christie is getting new advice about his future from a republican bigwig who says maybe it's time for the new jersey governor to step back a little bit from his national ambition. a former attorney general and gubernatorial candidate ken cuccinelli tells cnn's "cross fire" he thinks christie to give up his role as chairman of the republican governor committee and focus on home. >> i think just from the perspective of setting this aside an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role. he d
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 4:00pm PST
emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind for me or from my administration. >> mcdonnell left office when his term ended earlier this month. he was succeeded by democrat terry mcauliffe. back to chris matthews and "hardball" after this. opened some credit cards in her name. checking her experian credit report and score allowed her to better address the issue...and move right in. experian. [ male announcer ] to truck guys, the truck is everything. and when you put them in charge of making an unbeatable truck, good things happen. this is the ram 1500. the 2014 motor trend truck of the year. ♪ and first ever back-to-back champion. guts. glory. ram. >>> welcome back to "hardball." new jersey governor chris christie even politically wounded could represent the republicans' best shot at electability in the 2016 presidential race. the headline of michael tomasky's daily beast article sums it up neatly.
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Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST
regret accept can these gifts or loans from mr. williams, all of them have been returned or paid with full interest. i apologized for my responsibility in accepting these legal gifts and loans. i repeat emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams for what i believed was his personal friendship and generosity. reporter: the couple have five children. he faces multiple counts that if convicted could carry 20 years in prison apiece for he and his wife and fines of $1 million. martha: did the obama administration go after a credit rating agency because they gave the united states a downgrade? that's the claim in response to a federal lawsuit. the chair of the parent company says an age have i timothy geithner then the treasury secretary called them after the company downgraded u.s. debt, warning that such an action would be met with quota response. two years later the government sued s & p for fraud surrounding the financial crisis. stuart varney joins me now. this is a serious claim. >> reporter: this is a claim that the government is undermining objective financial analysis
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Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST
regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i repeat, again, emphatically, that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. >> the best defense mcdonnell's team has appeared to have over the last six months is it was pressure from his wife that led the governor down this path. but the 43-page, 14-count indictment is a story of a couple that appears to be desperate to live above their means, and who found a sugar daddy in johnny williams. maureen mcdonnell wrote in an e-mail to an aide, we are broke, we have an unconscionable amount in credit card debt already, and this inaugural is killing us. when the aide expressed concerns about an offer by johnny williams to buy maureen mcdonnell an inaugural gown, that did not sit well with her. prosecutors say maureen mcdonnell told williams she would take a rain check, so she said no to the gown at the time. according to the indictment, this is what happened. in april 2011, williams took maur
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 2:00pm PST
. they accepted luxury gifts and loans from mr. williams. if convicted, they could face a statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. mcdonnell's wife did nothing illegally and they will fight the charges. this is pretty serious stuff. how do you unpack this? >> this is a big story. nothing like this has ever happened in virginia. number two, he's in a heap of trouble. we're talking about $140,000-plus of gifts that they took or extorted from this businessman johnny williams, including a $15,000 shopping spree for mrs. mcdonnell in new york. a silver rolex from the governor. golf clubs, vacations. this was all allegedly to help this businessman johnny williams promote this sort of food supplement that the fda says is snake oil and has warned him about how he's selling the stuff. so this story has legs. this is a guy who was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. that's over. that's way over. >> he was also when president obama was first elected and gave his first speech, i believe his state of the union, it was this gentleman from virginia, the
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 5:00am EST
and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. >> prosecutors say the mcdonnells worked -- [indiscernible] -- to help jonny williams and his struggling firm which sold dietary supplements. he's the first governor to ever face federal charges. the charges. >> we do need to ensure there's more transparency and a clear he set of rules for all virginia elected officials. >> while former governor mcdonnell insists he did nothing wrong, prosecutors say the governor attended events on jonny williams' behalf, provided access to top state officials and allowed the state mansion to be used for a launch party for williams' company. they say they also accuse virginia's first lady of lying to investigators. >>> our time is 5:13. we have a list of school closings and delays continually running at the bottom of our screen. you can always find them on our week site wusa9.com. >> the new and improved website is excellent and they're in alphabetical order. it's easy to find your district easily. howard has the forecast coming up next. teens and si
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Jan 21, 2014 2:00pm PST
loans from mr. williams, all of which have been repaid with interest and i have apologized for my poor judgment, for which i take full responsibility. however, i repeat em
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Jan 22, 2014 4:00pm EST
and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. >>> coming up on news 4 at 5, how the former first lady's fixation on fashion played a role in the scandal. >>> the storm is over but you better button up. incredibly cold air and icy danger tracking form flurries for tomorrow. v.j. is up next. >>> pat tomlins issued a challenge to snowed in viewers and we got hundreds of responses. joining us live with the snow stick challenge when we come back. >>> yesterday, our own pat collins issued a challenge and we had fun with that >> he asked you to send in your favorite fun hat and pat is back in his own favorite hat on connecticut avenue and more on how we have narrowed it down. this looks like a different hat. is it because there is no snow on it today? >> reporter: same hat, no snow and a lot better today than yesterday. jim, pat, boy, washington, do you know your snow hats. we had more than 400 entries into the pat collins' snow stick challenge. we could only pick one winner. decision, decisions. bring in the judges a
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